Some images from my recent senior portrait shoot with Rachel…..and yes, that is her real hair!
So Rebecca is getting ready for college…..a big step step in a girls life. It’s also a big step in any parent’s life, sending their child off into the cold, cruel world. This is a time when all parents have concerns about their child’s future.
My main concern? Packing for school? Nope.
Making sure she has everything she needs to survive in the world. Nope.
College loans and tuition bills? Nope.
You know what I’m concerned about. My main concern is squeezing this last month of photos out of her before we ship her off to school. Who says I don’t have my priorities in order?
You see, Becca is my favorite model.
Not because she sits there patiently while I snap away…..she doesn’t.
Not because she jumps at the chance to get her picture taken at the mere mention of it….she doesn’t do that either.
It’s because I love taking pictures of her.
When she cooperates (which isn’t very often), she is a wonderful model. Very pretty and extremely photogenic. (she’s gonna kill me when she sees this).
Anyway, we’re outside the other day. I’m practicing for an upcoming photo session by playing around with some off-camera lighting. I set everything up and point the camera at her. She turns away.
I wait. (we play this game ALL the time)
Finally, she gives up and lets me snap a few shots. Nothing special.
She looks away and I pounce! That’s when it happens…..and that’s why she’s my favorite model.
Senior photo sessions are the rage these days, becoming increasingly popular among today’s teens. As they begin to develop their own identities and begin their transition into adulthood, these teens have a strong desire to express their individuality. One of the ways they do this is through photos.
Rebecca is no different.
This session began as a walk through the town of Bay Shore, New York. It wasn’t a planned shoot, but I happened to have my camera with me (as I always do) and decided to snap a few pics. She wasn’t really dressed for a special shoot and the bright overhead sun made for less than ideal shooting conditions. Even so, having a beautiful and extremely photogenic subject can make up for shooting in even the worst of conditions.
If you’re wondering why I’m gushing over the beauty of an 18 year old, it’s because Becca is my daughter and I can gush over her anytime I want! The fact that she now has her driver’s license (and the keys to the car) means these opportunities are becoming harder and harder to come by. I figured I’d better take advantage of the opportunity while it was there.